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Productivity for Creatives

Controlling Your Free Time

What does it mean to control your free time? For me, the idea of controlling my free time has long meant doing things I like to do in the spaces between my external obligations. But I recently learned that my perception was wrong, and I wanted to share with you some concepts from Laura Vanderkam’s… Continue reading Controlling Your Free Time

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Productivity for Creatives

Planned Neglect: The Art of Acting Like You Want It

How do you know how important something is to someone? It’s not how much they talk about it, for sure. People can talk about things till they are blue in the face, but that doesn’t mean it is a priority for them. The real test of importance comes when people do something about it.  The… Continue reading Planned Neglect: The Art of Acting Like You Want It

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The Fruits of “Laying Tile”: Set Up For Success

Last week, I mentioned some writing advice I got from a panel Jeff Wheeler was on at the Storymakers Writing Conference a year ago, and I wanted to go a little bit more in depth about it. A quick rehash: Wheeler used “laying tile” as a metaphor to describe his writing process (he puts out… Continue reading The Fruits of “Laying Tile”: Set Up For Success